It is 200K per manufacturer. Even if the house flips, senate & Presidency will still be controlled by the same people. Besides I don't think the subsidy to alt fuel vehicles is that controversial in the congress as some people think it is. It was passed originally when Bush was president. The new EV bill passed the committee nearly unanimously (even though it didn't make it to the energy bill). Since Nissan, Toyota etc have plants in southern states, you will get senators of those state supporting the tax credits in anycase. Just look at the subsidy offerred in TN and announced by Lamar Alexander (R).Gonewild wrote:I don't think the $7,500 Gov credit will be around long for a few reasons.
The credit is for the first 200,000 cars only that is per manufacture or combined? Nissan is planning 50,000 next year and 2012 who know maybe 150,000?
Congress is changing guard this Nov who know can a cut in this program be on the table?
There are dozens of universities - and even IBM - working on various ideas to improve energy density of batteries.SilverLeaf wrote:As part of a new stimulus program, Arizona State University is working on a new battery technology that is forecast to go 1,000 miles per charge (YES, I said ONE THOUSAND MILES per charge).
mitch672 wrote:We can only hope that perhaps Nissan will license the "Tzero" technology from AC Propulsion, if they did that, a 200kw motor and an 18KW onboard charger, with V2G capability.... that would be a killer EV, if Nissan could lower the mfr cost of the ACP Tzero system. I hope that Nissan does not have a "NIH" attitude about this, this is superior technology, from a size/weight/cost viewpoint..
They will definitely not buy it. Nothing to do with NIH - it is a question of mass production & profits. Nissan and other auto majors would want to own the core technologies until the industry evolves to such an extent that all these become commodatized.mitch672 wrote:I hope that Nissan does not have a "NIH" attitude about this, this is superior technology, from a size/weight/cost viewpoint..